Easy Vegan Rock Cakes
This recipe for easy vegan rock cakes is a trip down memory lane, think back to school cookery lessons, what was one of the first cakes we all made, yup rock cakes.
These really are easy vegan rock cakes, kids will love getting involved with this recipe, and the oldies will love a trip down memory lane, there is something strangely comforting about a good old fashioned rock cake with a cup of tea that just brings back memories of a simpler time, a time before google and twitter, a time before great big fancy cup cakes.
Give these easy vegan rock cakes a try you may just surprise yourself just as we did, these are actually delicious nothing fancy nothing difficult just delicious.
Ingredients: makes between 9 and 12 Rock Cakes
- 225g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 110g margarine
- 55g caster sugar
- 150g mixed dried fruit
- 1tsp ground flax seed
- 3 tsp water
- 1 - 3 tbsp soya milk
- demerara sugar for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- almonds to decorate (optional)
In a bowl cream together the margarine and sugar until lighter in colour and all the sugar is incorporated.
Combine the flax seed and 3 tsp's water, add the flour into the creamed margarine and sugar.
Add the dry fruit, cinnamon, ginger and flax in to the mix, add enough soya milk to bring it all together in to a stiff dough.
On a tray lined with baking parchment divide the dough into cake size portions, we made 9 but you could go to 12 with smaller cakes.
Sprinkle with the Demerara sugar or other sugar of your choice light muscovado for example, finish with some almonds and bake at 350° for 15/20 minutes until they start to colour.
Leave to Cool on a cooling rack and enjoy with your favourite cup of tea, Delicious.